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Mikael Blomkvist (Character)
from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Mikael Blomkvist: Can I call you Lisbeth?

Mikael Blomkvist: I want you to help me catch a killer of women.

Erika Berger: Our credibility isn't dead yet.
Mikael Blomkvist: Mine is.

Mikael Blomkvist: I may have found something.
Frode: You're joking! What have you found?
Mikael Blomkvist: The last time I reported on something without being absolutely sure I lost my life savings.

Mikael Blomkvist: You were here that day?
Martin Vanger: that terrible day. Searching. Not finding. Even worse.

Mikael Blomkvist: Rape, torture, fire, animals, religion. Am I missing anything?
Lisbeth Salander: The names. They're all biblical.

Mikael Blomkvist: Who knows about this?
Henrik Vanger: Just me, the police, the killer, and now you.

Mikael Blomkvist: I can't find any record of her and I'm pretty good at that kind of thing.
Armansky: She's had a rough life. Can we please not make it any rougher?

Mikael Blomkvist: How come a 23-year-old can be a ward of the state?
Lisbeth Salander: I'm mentally incompetent and can't manage daily life.
Mikael Blomkvist: Since when have they said that?
Lisbeth Salander: Since I was twelve.
Mikael Blomkvist: Something happened when you were twelve? Uh... I'm sorry, That's none of my business.
Lisbeth Salander: I tried to kill my father. I burned him alive. Got about 80 percent of him.
Mikael Blomkvist: Ow...
Lisbeth Salander: I'll make some coffee.

Mikael Blomkvist: What are you doing?
Lisbeth Salander: Reading your notes.
Mikael Blomkvist: They're encrypted!
Lisbeth Salander: [Looks up at him] Please.

Armansky: The reason you can find no record of her is because her records have been sealed. She's a ward of the state.
Mikael Blomkvist: What's that got to do with anything?
Armansky: She's had a rough life. Can we please not make it any rougher?

Mikael Blomkvist: Hi. You and I need to talk. I got us some breakfast.
[sees a naked woman in Lisbeth's room]
Mikael Blomkvist: I'm sorry, I didn't realize you had some company.
Lisbeth Salander: Hey. Hey! Who do you think you are?
Mikael Blomkvist: I'm the guy you know better than my closest friends do. Why don't you put some clothes on, get rid of your girlfriend. We need to talk.

Mikael Blomkvist: I guess I must have alarmed you, turning up like that.
Lisbeth Salander: [charges taser] If you touch me I'll more than alarm you.
Mikael Blomkvist: That won't be necessary. Your report. Very detailed. But for me, it wasn't very entertaining.
Lisbeth Salander: It wasn't meant to be.
Mikael Blomkvist: When I write about people I try to entertain the reader.
Lisbeth Salander: Wennerstrom wasn't entertained much.
Mikael Blomkvist: Your boss, Armansky, he tells me you only do jobs that interest you. So I suppose I should be flattered. You gonna sit down? He also says that you're the one he goes to when the job is sensitive.
[Lisbeth sits down]
Mikael Blomkvist: That's the word he used. Sensitive. I'm gonna use illegal. Because that's what it was when you hacked into my computer. I'm not gonna do anything about that. I could, but I won't. What I'm gonna do is tell you a story and if it entertains you maybe you'll decide to help me research further. And if not, I'll do the washing up and you'll never see me again. Here, you should eat that.
[pushes sandwich to Lisbeth]
Lisbeth Salander: What kind of research?
Mikael Blomkvist: Lisbeth. Oh, can I call you Lisbeth? I want you to help me catch a killer of women.

Mikael Blomkvist: Cat!

Martin Vanger: I apologize for my mother's behavior.
Mikael Blomkvist: I'm used to it.
Martin Vanger: It has nothing to do with you. It's between her and Henrik. She lost it when my father died. And her drinking and her... it got so bad Henrik took me and my sister away from her and left her excommunicated in the old house on the other side of the island. She hasn't forgiven him. You must stay. You're the last chance Henrik has at some kind of resolution. Put this to rest one way or another. I'll keep my mother away. But please, hurry.
Mikael Blomkvist: Of course.

Mikael Blomkvist: We're looking for a serial murderer, but what could that have to do with a teenager living on an island?
Lisbeth Salander: She was looking for him, too.

Lisbeth Salander: Rebecka was the first, just as you thought. The second, M.H., is Mari Holmberg, a prostitute in Kalmar. Murdered in 1954 matching Leviticus 20:18.
Mikael Blomkvist: If a man lies with a woman having her sickness, he has made naked her fountain and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood.
Lisbeth Salander: She was raped and stabbed, but the cause of death was suffocation with a sanitary napkin.
Mikael Blomkvist: Okay.
Lisbeth Salander: R.L., Rakel Lunde. 1957. A cleaning woman and part-time palm reader. Tied with a clothesline, gagged, raped. Head crushed with a rock. Leviticus 20:27.
Mikael Blomkvist: A woman who is a medium or sorceress shall be put to death by stoning.
Lisbeth Salander: Sara Witt, 1964. Daughter of a pastor. Tied to her bed. Raped. Charred in the fire that burned down her house. Leviticus 21:9.
Mikael Blomkvist: The daughter of a priest who profanes herself by playing the harlot profanes her father and shall be burned with fire.
Lisbeth Salander: Magda Lovisa Sjoberg, 1960. Found in a barn. Stabbed and raped with farm tools. The cow in the next stall had its throat slit. Its blood was splashed on her and hers on it.
Mikael Blomkvist: Leviticus 20:16. If a woman lies with any beast You shall kill the woman and the beast. Their blood is upon them.
Lisbeth Salander: Lea Persson, 1962. Found by her sister in their pet shop. Raped, beaten. The killer uncaged the animals, smashed the aquariums. There was a parakeet inside her. Next, Eva Gustavsson, 1960. A runaway. Raped, strangled. A burnt pigeon tied around her neck. Lena Andersson, 1967. A student. Raped, stabbed, decapitated.
Mikael Blomkvist: [interrupts] Okay.

Lisbeth Salander: [after having slept together the night before] I like working with you.
Mikael Blomkvist: I like working with you too.

Pernilla Blomkvist: Don't go too hard on the Catholics!
Mikael Blomkvist: What's that?
Pernilla Blomkvist: The article you are writing about.
Mikael Blomkvist: I'm not writing an article on the Catholics.
Pernilla Blomkvist: The Bible quotes by your desk!

Martin Vanger: It might amuse you that while you were upstairs having moose with me and Liv, who, by the way, finds me conventional, I had Irina down there in that cage.
Martin Vanger: [points to cage and Mikael sees it]
Martin Vanger: Who's Irina, you might ask? Just another girl. Just another immigrant whore. Who misses them?
Mikael Blomkvist: Your sister wasn't.
Martin Vanger: [confused] What?
Mikael Blomkvist: Your sister Harriet wasn't just another girl.
Martin Vanger: You found her.
[grabs Mikael by the neck]
Martin Vanger: What happened to her?
Mikael Blomkvist: [suffocating] You... killed her.
Martin Vanger: [lets go of Mikael's neck] You useless fucking detective.

Lisbeth Salander: There's one reason she hasn't called Harriet. Because she can't. Because Harriet is dead.
Mikael Blomkvist: Really?
Lisbeth Salander: Fuck me.
Mikael Blomkvist: [Mikael and Lisbeth are having sex] You know, I was just thinking...
Lisbeth Salander: Just one second. Fuck! Let's cum at the same time.
Mikael Blomkvist: I'm ahead of you.
Lisbeth Salander: [They both climax] Fuck! What were you going to say?
Mikael Blomkvist: I was just thinking there might be another possibility.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Mikael Blomkvist: What has happened to you? How did you turn out this way? You know everything about me. I don't know shit about you. Not a damn thing.
Lisbeth Salander: That's the way it is.

Mikael Blomkvist: I would have never done it, Lisbeth, but I understand why you did. I don't know what you have experienced, but I was about to die in that cellar, and you saved my life. Whatever you have seen, you don't need to tell me. I'm just happy that you're here.

Mikael Blomkvist: [about Martin Vanger] For fuck's sake, Lisbeth. His father trained him to murder at age sixteen. Anyone would be sick in the head with that kind of upbringing.
Lisbeth Salander: Shut up about the victimizisation! He almost killed you. He raped and murdered and he enjoyed it. He had the same chances as us to chose what he wanted to be. He was no victim. He was a sadistic motherfucker who hated women.

Mikael Blomkvist: Why?
Martin Vanger: Why what?
Mikael Blomkvist: All of this?
Martin Vanger: Why not? I do what every man dreams of. I take what I want.
Mikael Blomkvist: How many women after the first?
Martin Vanger: I don't know. I've lost count. I had a girl in that cage when we were dining upstairs. Those kind of women disappear all the time. No one misses them.